It’s estimated £1.8 million worth of medicines was wasted last year in East Leicestershire and Rutland
To help reduce medicines waste, we are asking you to order repeat medications from your GP practice directly, rather than through pharmacies. Checking your stock of medicines at home and then ordering repeat prescriptions through your GP practice will reduce the chance of items being ordered that are no longer necessary or receiving larger quantities than are actually needed. Unused medicines cannot be recycled or reused, even if you return them to your community pharmacy.
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